A List Apart

Issue № 167

Elastic Design


Not quite liquid, yet not fixed-width either, Elastic Design combines the strengths of both. Done well, it can enhance accessibility, exploit neglected monitor and browser capabilities, and freshen your creative juices as a designer. Patrick Griffiths shows how to start.

Faux Columns


It’s a beginning CSS designer’s nightmare and a frequently asked question at ALA: Multi-column CSS layouts can run into trouble when one of the columns stops short of its intended length. Here’s a simple solution.

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Conversational Design

Can texting teach us about how to interact with our users? Yes, as this excerpt from Erika Hall’s Conversational Design explains.